Monday, August 31, 2009

Brown...party of 5!

Okay, I am not doing well with blogging right now!! I am so behind on everyone and I have a ton of pictures to post. So I promise to get caught up soon, and here is a post full of tons of pictures and all about our first weekend as a family of 5!!!

We are finally getting in a routine and moving along. Friday, I woke up and felt like myself again!! I was so happy! It took me a week from my c section exactly to feel great again. So we had a fun weekend with all the family and dressing up my sweet kiddos =)! I have to say too that Bree is a dream baby!! She is already sleeping 11-4 at night and then sleeping in until 8! She barely ever cries and is so content!! I love her so much and I could not imagine our life without her. She is going to be spoiled rotten...but I would not have it any other way! Claire loves her so much and is a big help. She is loving being a big sister to a little sister!! Owen really does not even notice she is here until he wants in your lap, then he tells us to put her down =). He is our easy going little guy =)!!
Friday night we had dinner at Shane's parents. All the family was there and all the kids had a blast...Bree enjoyed being held and loved on =). I am having so much fun dressing the girls matching, and Owen somewhat matching as well (just not enough where Daddy won't notice =)).
Saturday, I took my two girls with their Nonna (Mom) to the mall!! The weather has been absolutely gorgeous here and it was awesome Saturday. I had to go shopping as I needed all new clothes!! I am proud to say that I have lost 27lbs since Bree was born (only gained 9) and I had to buy some new stuff! Saturday night, we went out to eat for Tara's birthday. It was a lot of fun and I had my first drink! It was sooooo good, Blackberry Sangria!
Bree at dinner...she was wearing one of her fab Juicy outfits, but I did not get any good pictures of it!!! Tara did and I will have to get them from her, it was just tooooooo cute!!!Claire at dinner...O at dinner... Our first photo as a family of 5 - Everyone is actually looking and SMILING!!! Sunday, we took Bree to church for the first time. The girls wore their matching dresses, Bree was a little small in hers, but they were just gorgeous!
Then finally, today was our first day without daddy, and we missed him!! He took off all last week and was my saving grace!! He helped so much and I was dreading him going back to work! But we managed, missed him, and did just fine. Here are some shots of Bree's photo shoot today...for her daddy =)!
The photo shoot did not go as well at first =)...
Still mad...How dare I not be holding her??!!! =)

Owen wanted his picture taken too =)Now we are done =)!Have a great week!!!!!

14 comments:

Jessica said...

Rachel - you look great. So happy you lost 27 pounds and have to go buy new clothes - that's awesome!!! I can't wait to spend more time with Bree. She is precious and I already LOVE her too!!! It's a busy week for me this week. Denny and I are going to New Orleans for Labor Day weekend, so I'm pretty busy getting ready for our big weekend - it was totally last minute. We just put everything together this weekend. I had to go shopping too this past weekend, none of my party dresses fit, so off to the mall with my fabulous personal shopper (aka Tara)!!! I want to see you and Bree very soon. I'll be back on Sunday afternoon. It's going to be a short trip and Denny's going to say in Louisiana for work and I'll come home. Let's get together on Monday or Sunday night. I'm sad to miss Owen's biker bash, but I'll drop his present off next week. Have fun and enjoy your days with your new party of 5.

Amanda @ Bits and Pieces said...

Can I first just say how FAB you look Rachel!? Seriously... you don't look tired or like you just had a baby a week ago. Second, Bree is precious and you can see how happy everyone is... it's so great! Hope things keep going well for you all!

Ashley said...

Rachel- WOW, you are HOT! You look sooo good! I just can't beleive she is finally here! She is just perfect in every way! I just love her little cute face and all that hair!! The perfect little family! Can't wait to drop in and see you, Im missing you!!!!!

Marissa said...

What a cute family! You look great!!

The Sweet Life said...

Such a beautiful family...congrats. You look great!

Brandi said...

You look awesome!!!!!! Hot mamma with 3 kids!! HEHE! Isn't it so much fun with 3 kids. Congratulations on such a beautiful family!

In this wonderful life... said...

Girl, you do look great! And Miss Bree is SO SO SO beautiful! Her eyes are just so big and pretty! Looks like things are going well though she did look a bit sad the day her daddy headed back to work! Hope things continue to go great!

Tara Gibson said...

i just adore that picture of claire and bree where bree is grabbing her chin! and you do look amazing sis! Seriously, you CANNOT tell you have had 3 kids!!

Harris Family said...

Uggghhh. We know all too well about trying to get into routines! It is hard! Bree is precious! You dress her so stinkin cute! You look great! YAY for some Sangria!

morewineplease said...

She is beautiful! ANd you look awesome!

writing4612 said...

As I said on Tara,'s blog, you look AWESOME, girl!

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

The pictures are adorable!! and you look amazing!!! I'm so impressed=)!

Heather said...

These are all great pictures! You have a beautiful family, and I love the one of the girls in their matching dresses!

Maggie said...

Wow, she REALLY looks like O in those last few pictures!!! =)